Black History Season talk

Posted by pt91 at Sep 25, 2013 03:26 PM |
Dr Margaret Byron leads session on colonialism and migrant labour on Thursday, September 26

Dr Margaret Byron, of our Department of Geography, is describing the key role played by Caribbean migrants in post WWII Britain for Black History Season.

She will hold a session with college students on Colonialism, Migration and Contemporary Britain on Thursday, September 26.

The talk will give 55 year 12 and access students from Leicester College and Loughborough College the chance to explore the themes of colonialism and migrant labour in sectors of the British economy.

Dr Byron will look at several case studies – including the case of nurses in Britain’s National Health Service to illustrate the role of women who migrated from colonies in the Caribbean to work in Britain following the Second World War.

She will show how history repeated itself half a century later as nurses from Ghana, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe provide vital services in our contemporary health services.

In addition to lecture material, the session will involve a short interactive group activity inviting participants to consider and reflect upon their relationships with these histories.

The session is one of several events arranged by the University’s School & College Services for Black History Season 2013.

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